Ohio State D-lineman Tommy Schutt could miss six to eight weeks
Buckeyes defensive lineman Tommy Schutt will miss significant time with a broken bone in his foot.
There are going to be a lot of new faces on Ohio State's defensive line this season, though one of those new faces will be stuck on the sideline for a while.
Schutt, a four-star member of Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class, had been listed as the backup at both nose guard and defensive tackle on the Ohio State depth chart and certainly would have been a part of the Buckeyes rotation. Schutt's injury certainly hurts the Buckeyes' depth at the position, as true freshman Michael Hill now becomes the backup at tackle with redshirt sophomore Chris Carter taking over as the No. 2 nose guard.
Schutt's loss is a blow to an Ohio State defense that returns only one starter from its entire front seven in 2012, linebacker Ryan Shazier. While the current defensive depth chart is loaded with potential -- Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence in particular -- there isn't a lot of experience on the unit as of yet, which could end up derailing Ohio State's title hopes in 2013.
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